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    Thread: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp Drive theory
Post: RE: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp...

I believe the Cassimere Effect is a demonstration of negative energy. The big question mark about Alcubierre was, I believe, the need for imaginary rest mass. This paper says it can be done with nor...
Aldroud Real Life But OA Relevant 35 8,266 03-04-2021, 08:39 AM
    Thread: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp Drive theory
Post: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp Dri...

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.10...382/abdf6e In this study, we develop a model of a general warp drive spacetime in classical relativity that encloses all existing warp drive definitions and...
Aldroud Real Life But OA Relevant 35 8,266 03-03-2021, 08:32 AM
    Thread: Why is Gaia tolerated?
Post: RE: Why is Gaia tolerated?

Hmm. Call me a base-line supremacist then. Seems to me Gaia still represents a potential threat to the rest of SolSys. Demanding no artificial structures be visible? How about no.
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 11 172 07-22-2020, 07:14 PM
    Thread: Would you vote for the terraformation or dismantling of Mars?
Post: RE: Would you vote for the terraformation or disma...

Terraform, hands down. Especially if we can Barsoom it up. Terraform Venus as well and move Mercury to be Venus' moon.
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 14 162 07-21-2020, 01:03 PM
    Thread: Why is Gaia tolerated?
Post: Why is Gaia tolerated?

A few orbital impactors and Earth is open to re-colonization.  So why hasn't one of the S6 societies done so?
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 11 172 07-21-2020, 12:58 PM
    Thread: What is a Demopoly?
Post: RE: What is a Demopoly?

(11-20-2019, 10:29 AM)MacGregor Wrote: In Alistair Reynold’s works it is demarchy which is short for democratic anarchy Demarchy is also a proposed system of government where a government body is se...
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 5 115 12-24-2019, 10:45 PM
    Thread: Two Planets Sharing an Atmosphere
Post: RE: Two Planets Sharing an Atmosphere

Roache World series! I have those books! Excellent story.
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 18 205 10-23-2019, 03:18 PM
    Thread: Is there anything preventing a wormhole from traversing a wormhole?
Post: RE: Is there anything preventing a wormhole from t...

In the Foundation prequls, Trantor had a series of comm wormholes surrounding the system at a distance of 42 light minutes, making the span of control over the Empire effectively about an couple hours...
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 4 105 09-08-2019, 10:56 PM
    Thread: Can a wormhole pass through another wormhole?
Post: RE: Can a wormhole pass through another wormhole?

CTC means Closed Timelike Curve? I'm not really familiar with the mechanics of such. Is there a primer on such?
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 16 184 03-23-2019, 12:39 PM
    Thread: Can a wormhole pass through another wormhole?
Post: RE: Can a wormhole pass through another wormhole?

Well, I can't say it was helpful, but it was informative.  Thank you.  Perhaps a nexus of comm gauge wormholes linking all the worlds together so they can all watch the Galactic News Network broadcast...
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 16 184 03-22-2019, 11:09 PM
    Thread: Can a wormhole pass through another wormhole?
Post: Can a wormhole pass through another wormhole?

I'm thinking what about having a truly centralized node, a system surrounded by wormholes going to every inhabited system known.  Linelayers drop wormholes along their path, but all lead back to the s...
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 16 184 03-22-2019, 02:13 PM
    Thread: United States of America (revision)
Post: RE: United States of America (revision)

When I said two, I meant independent California and Cascadia.  I dont see any breakup possible, but 200 years hence, well then that might work. I wassuggeating maybe expound upon New Regionalism as a...
Aldroud Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 66 940 01-07-2019, 12:09 AM
    Thread: United States of America (revision)
Post: RE: United States of America (revision)

Hello, so really cool article with America. I just have one (well, two) objections/observations. Under no circumstances would California or "Cascadia" become separate nations. US military assets in...
Aldroud Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 66 940 01-06-2019, 03:25 PM
    Thread: Looking for a lost article
Post: Looking for a lost article

Years ago, when I first stumbled acroas OA, I read an entry about a recreational war world.  It was a system devoted to gladiator, combat, and hunting games.  There was a moon populated with <S1 so...
Aldroud Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 1 46 01-06-2019, 03:09 PM
    Thread: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont clade
Post: RE: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont cla...

Life imitates art? https://orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=3942
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 10 121 01-01-2019, 12:45 PM
    Thread: Question about Xenos
Post: RE: Question about Xenos

Thanks for the welcome. Long time listener, first time called.
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 28 442 01-01-2019, 12:06 PM
    Thread: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont clade
Post: RE: Naturally evolved microgravity xenosophont cla...

Cosmonaut Keep and affiliated books had bacterial mats in hollow rocks achieve sentience. The mass of their "brains" made them what would be here considered S3 at least.
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 10 121 01-01-2019, 12:03 PM
    Thread: Question about Xenos
Post: Question about Xenos

Okay, I understand the whole "no humans in rubber masks" aliens thing, but I think it might be taken too far.  There seems to be a plethora of aliens that look remarkably like stink bugs.  How many al...
Aldroud General Setting Discussion 28 442 12-29-2018, 10:49 AM